Conference championship games wrapped up and NCAA tournament play began in Week 12 of the women’s soccer season. Just 32 teams remain, each with its sights set on making the College Cup in Orlando, Fla., for the chance to play for a national championship.
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Here are the best goals from Week 12 of women’s soccer action.
Top-ranked Stanford won its opening-round NCAA tournament game 9-1 as seven different players scored goals. Watch all nine of them below.
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) November 12, 2017
Abby Elinsky – North Carolina
North Carolina won its first-round matchup against High Point 3-0 in the NCAA tournament. Abby Elinsky scored the game-winner in the 6th minute, finishing in the top right corner of the goal.
— NCAA Soccer (@NCAASoccer) November 11, 2017
Imani Dorsey – Duke
Duke senior Imani Dorsey provided all the offense the Blue Devils needed in their 1-0 win against UNC Greensboro. She sliced through the defense and placed her shot inside the right post in the 69th minute.
— Duke Women’s Soccer (@DukeWSOC) November 12, 2017
Anika Rodriguez – UCLA
The Bruins won their NCAA tournament first-round matchup against San Diego State 3-1. Anika Rodriguez started the scoring with a strike in the 16th minute off of a free kick.
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) November 11, 2017
Emily Bates – Texas A&M
Texas A&M won the SEC Championship with a 2-1 win over Arkansas. Emily Bates scored the game-winner with less than three minutes to play in the game after making a great run down the left side of the box and beating the keeper.
— Texas A&M Soccer (@AggieSoccer) November 5, 2017
Maci Bower – La Salle
La Salle knocked off VCU to win the A-10 Championship in double overtime thanks to a sister-to-sister connection between Madison and Maci Bower. Madison’s impressive left-footed, backheel flick set up a great goal-scoring opportunity for Maci, who sent home the game-winner.
— La Salle Athletics (@GoExplorers) November 5, 2017
Michaela Abam – West Virginia
The Mountaineers shut out Bucknell in their 3-0 win in the NCAA tournament. Michaela Abam scored West Virginia’s second goal – her 10th of the year – on a beautiful header near the left post. You can watch the play below beginning at the 1:05 mark.
— WVU Women’s Soccer (@wvuwomenssoccer) November 11, 2017